How To Make Your Roof Environmentally Friendly

a-crown-roofing-re-roof-jacksonville-fl-1-e1414086469288When looking for a roofing material, most people go for those that are durable, affordable, and above all environmentally friendly. Homeowners today are interested in reducing their home’s impact on the environment. In addition to basic changes, such as installing energy efficient appliances and low-flow shower heads, it is also possible to reduce a house’s environmental impact by making changes to the roof.

If lowering your energy bill and utility costs, as well as reducing your homes footprint, is important to you than here is some easy-to-implement roofing related options that are environmentally friendly.

Insulation & Ventilation
Proper insulation and ventilation of a roof system can benefit the environment and lower your heating and cooling costs at home. The reduction in power and fossil fuels used in heating and cooling help make a more environmentally efficient house.

Solar reflective tubes are a great way to bring natural daylight into almost any area of a house. Daylighting provides natural daylight during daytime hours, which will benefit the environment by reducing electricity.

Water Barrels
A simple and relatively cheap method of lowering a homeowner’s impact on the environment is to place a water barrel at the downspouts. The water runoff can be collected and used for outdoor water purposes like watering the lawn, garden, or cleaning outdoors.

Roof Maintenance
Proper roof maintenance including keeping the gutters, downspouts, and roof area free of debris which will help extend the life of a roof system. At the first sign of a problem, call your Jacksonville roof repair company, A Crown Roofing. Fixing the problem early and delaying replacement will result in cost savings and less material waste.